Matthew graduated with a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton in 2008.
He also holds the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, from Queen Mary, University of London.
Matthew joined Gill Jennings & Every in 2008 and qualified there before leaving in 2013 to gain experience of intellectual property in industry, working for a British multinational telecommunications company. He re-joined Gill Jennings & Every as a senior associate in 2016 and joined the partnership in 2019.
Matthew advises clients of all sizes and has particular experience with small and medium size enterprises, helping them to develop an approach to IP that adds value to their business.
On the technology front, Matthew works primarily in the software and electronics field as well as innovations combining hardware and software. Recently, Matthew has extensive experience with machine learning, data compression and particularly medical devices.
Matthew has particular technical experience in respect of innovation in all aspects of mobile telecommunications for example from mobile access technologies to OTT use cases and end-to-end solutions. In his career Matthew has acted for or on behalf of the world’s largest mobile network operator, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer and the leading smartphone manufacturer in many markets.
Matthew also has experience with transformational projects and has in the past led the implementation of procedures to evaluate and declare standards essential patents and the implementation of processes and software systems to capture and manage intellectual property assets. He specialises in providing pragmatic advice, particularly on the strategic use of Intellectual Property as well as finding creative solutions to tailor the registered rights of a business to meet their commercial objectives.
Matthew has been recognised as a ‘rising star’ in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2018 IP STARS.
In his spare time, Matthew is a keen sportsman and can often be found on a rugby field or in the stands at wide a variety of sporting events.